Tuesday, June 12, 2012

First Granny Squares Block

I saw this quilt on The Painted Quilt blog and also Blue Elephant blog. Just loved the scrappy look. This is my first block. Lots of fun.

I want to use traditional Country colours.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Two more scarves

I finished these two scarves this week. The blue one is knitted. The variegated purple one is sewn - using a collection of different types of yarn. It was lots of fun to do.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Enjoying the long weekend

After a very busy day yesterday and a long drive, we have reached our little get away spot.

My Favourite Things Quilt is packed. Lots of cooking done before I left. BBQ for dinner tonight.

I'm sewing.

I'm heading back with two of the kids Sunday evening - rehearsals on Monday. But I still have today and most of tomorrow.

In two weeks it's school holidays in Qld. My project for the school holidays is to get up to date with My Favourite Things.

It's a bit cloudy and windy here. Perfect sewing weather.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Acrylic paint and quilts

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get acrylic paint out of a quilt.  The quilt is this one:

The paint is a fairly bright blue and an orange.

How do I get it out without damaging the fabric or the stitcheries?

And, just for the record, the child who did this is alive and well!!  It was an accident - but like many accidents, it would not have happened if the rules were followed!  Mmmmm!!



Sunday, June 3, 2012

OPAM Winner

I was the OPAM monthly winner in March. I received these beautiful gifts from Peg. Thank you Peg. The mat is gorgeous and in my favourite colours. The Treasure Cones pattern will make some lovely end of year gifts. And the charm squares are going into a scrap quilt pattern I've found.

Thanks to Peg and Kris for all their work keeping OPAM going and inspiring us to get some finishes each month.

Photo a Day June

I've joined this Facebook Group by FatMumSlim - Photo a Day June. I joined the May one but didn't get very far!

You get a list of 'topics' - one for each day. My contributions so far:

Day 1 - Morning
Day 2 - Empty
Day 3 - On My Plate

Lots of fun to do.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Photo a day June

I signed up for this in May. It's organised through Facebook by Fatmumslim. Lots of fun. These are the titles for June.

The title for the first photo was "Morning". Not too hard. This was the one I used.

Tomorrow's title is "empty". Not sure what to do with that!!

Opam finishes for May

Not a lot to report - really wondering where May went. I have knitted 3 more scarves. I have almost finished a table runner. As I said, not a lot. Hopefully this weekend will see me getting some photos taken. The other completion for May was reading "Sonoma Rose" the latest novel by Jennifer Chiaverini. It was a follow on story from the earlier book "The Quilter's Homecoming". A good read. Looking forward to her next one in October.